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Insteon SignaLinc - 2406H Phase Coupler, Hardwired Item # 966110
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Are lights or appliances in one area of your house having trouble receiving signals from INSTEON transmitters in another area of the house? This problem is easily correctable with the INSTEON Hardwired SignaLinc Phase Coupler (also called a signal bridge).
Because most homes have 2-phase 220V power that splits into two separate 110V legs, sometimes automation commands have a hard time making the transition from one leg to the other. But connect the Hardwired INSTEON SignaLinc Phase Coupler to your home's breaker box, and it will bridge INSTEON signals between the two power lines in your home easily, allowing virtually all of your automation receivers to respond to INSTEON signals.
How do I Know I Need a SignaLinc?
Here is an easy test you can perform to see if your home would benefit from a SignaLinc. Find the INSTEON-compatible transmitter and receiver that never seem to work together and try sending a signal between the two right now (still not working, right?). Then, turn on a 220-volt appliance, like your electric oven, clothes dryer, or central air conditioning. It has to be an all-electric appliance; turning on a gas dryer won't work. Now, go back to the transmitter and re-send the signal to that problematic module. If it now works, then you've proven that a SignaLinc will help the INSTEON signals in your home. In this test, the 220-volt appliance acted like a phase coupler.
New Design, Only Two Wires to Connect
Unlike many other hardwired solutions that require a neutral connection, the Hardwired INSTEON SignaLinc Phase Coupler offers easy two-wire connection (plus the ground wire). That makes it ideal for older homes that may have a limited number of openings on the neutral bus bar. Additionally, the two-wire design allowed our engineers to improve the coupling between phases over traditional signal bridges.
Can I Install it Myself?
In most cases, yes. If you've ever replaced a broken circuit breaker, then you have the experience to install a phase coupler. You will need two dedicated 15-amp circuit breakers (available at a home improvement center). If you have more than one electrical panel, the SignaLinc should be installed at the panel closest to the point where electricity enters the building. If you choose to have an electrician install it, it should be no more than an hour's job to mount and wire it.
Note: The Hardwired INSTEON SignaLinc Phase Coupler is a passive coupler and does not amplify the signal. This means the signal coupled onto the receiving phase will be no stronger than the original signal on the transmitting phase. How well the SignaLinc works in your home is dependent on many factors, including signal strength for the transmission phase.
The Hardwired INSTEON SignaLinc Phase Coupler has been tested, investigated and found to comply with the requirements of the Standard(s) for Information Technology Equipment (UL-1950) and are identified with the ETL Listed Mark. The product with this mark on it has been certified by Intertek Testing Services (ITS). This certification mark indicates that the product has been tested to and has met the minimum requirements of a widely recognized (consensus) U.S. product safety standard, that the manufacturing site has been audited, and that the applicant has agreed to a program of periodic factory follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance.
|Additional Information||Mounting: Mounts in single or mulitple-ganged junction box; Operating Conditions: Indoors, 32 to 104°F, up to 85% relative humidity; Power Rating: 240V AC, 60 Hz, 1W; Power Wire Leads: 2 10gauge wires; Ground Lead: 6", 18 AWG, stranded, bare copper; Certification: Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)|
|package contents||SignaLinc - 2406H Phase Coupler, Hardwired; Wire Nuts; Owner's Manual|
|warranty length||2-year limited|